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The Secret World begins its 2nd anniversary update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 03, 2014 3:30pm PDT

The Secret World is celebrating its second anniversary with some bonuses, new missions, and a rampaging Golem in Tokyo.

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"I can agree that the progression in the game in terms of creatures and gear/abilities is more ..."

- Duma see all 7 comments

Lego Minifigs Online now in open beta

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 1:05pm PDT

Lego Minifigures Online, the browser-based MMO from Funcom, is now available in open beta.

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"Why is this a thing? That's one of the reasons i hated the last Lego MMO. I wanted it to be ..."

- evilbabygenius see all 4 comments

The Secret World unleashes the Krampus and raises Hel

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 19, 2013 6:30am PST

Kids nowadays, gadding about with their 'Krampus this' and 'Krampus that,' have forgotten who Christmas is really about: Santa. Thankfully The Secret World is taking this Krampus cad to task, as its festive event involves fighting the rotter, and his pal Hel. We can yet save...

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"Krampus was brought up on the Office in its final season last year, and the fantasy ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 4 comments

Lego Minifigures Online beta sign-ups open

By Steve Watts, Nov 04, 2013 8:30am PST

Lego Minifigures Online has opened sign-ups for its closed beta test, the first phase of which will launch later this month.

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Lego Minifigures Online is next Lego's next MMO, coming 2014

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Secret World developer Funcom has announced Lego Minifigures Online, a free-to-play MMO coming next year that ties into the minifigure toy sets.

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"Seriously, why the fuck isn't there a lego sandbox game already"

- Disarray see all 9 comments

Funcom in process of restructuring

By Steve Watts, Jan 11, 2013 4:30pm PST

Funcom is in the process of a major restructuring, which is said to involve the closure and consolidation of some studios while streamlining to provide central support for its various MMOs.

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"It's a shame. They're one of the few MMO developers that have tried to create original MMOs ..."

- ColdbringeR see all 4 comments

The Secret World making subscriptions optional

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom'...

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"I think most people will only want pay for one active MMO sub a month. If they still have an ..."

- headbone see all 15 comments

The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2012 10:00am PST

Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a thea...

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"Appears squigil, you have heard the term ERP and to that extent know its comming and goings. ..."

- Bloodgrind see all 8 comments

Dreamfall Chapters coming from creator Tørnquist's new studio

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters...

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"Yeah I'm sad I never finished it given how obsessed with the original I was. Perhaps this will ..."

- sasoi see all 14 comments

The Secret World 'profitable' after restructuring

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 10:00am PDT

Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner says the recent restructuring at the company has resulted in The Secret World being profitable "for the foreseeable future."

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"It's not exactly fair to expect something like an MMORPG to be profitable overall after just a ..."

- StealthHawk see all 12 comments

The Secret World update trailer details changes

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The Secret World is issuing its second major content update tomorrow, and has released a video showing off some of the changes.

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"I see no "improved combat to be less of a spam fest". I am sad."

- isezni see all 4 comments

The Secret World to be 'more inviting' to new players, dev promises

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2012 12:45pm PDT

"We're not about to change," The Secret World creative director Ragnar Tørnquist has said as developer Funcom dusts itself off and gets back to work following layoffs and a launch less successful than it'd hoped for. Funcom's plan is to make no drastic changes but simply ke...

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"I feel bad for them but at the same time, the game is not that good... Now before you go all ..."

- CrazyRussian1989 see all 19 comments

The Secret World Issue 2 delayed due to layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT

More bad news for The Secret World, Funcom's newly launched subscription MMO. The next content update, "Issue 2: Digging Deeper," has been delayed because of the company's recent layoffs.

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"I found the combat not only a spam fest but hard to control my character and also use my skills. ..."

- .sticks. see all 10 comments

The Secret World dev hit with layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Funcom, developer of the recently released subscription MMO, The Secret World, has confirmed layoffs.

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"if it got an engine update i would quickly resub, was such a fun game!"

- toomanysecrets see all 34 comments

The Secret World open to all this weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2012 6:00am PDT

Going anywhere nice for the weekend? Why not pay a visit to The Secret World, as Funcom will be opening up its supernatural MMORPG for everyone to play for three short days.

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"Maybe you can hit the Automatic ATM and use your Personal PIN. Then you can Laugh LOL. But ..."

- LongKiL see all 7 comments